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Octomeria gracilis

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    Default Octomeria gracilis

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    The genus name (Octomeria) refers to the fact that it has 8 pollinia - so they say -p0 but the flowers are small- maybe 1 cm or even ˝ inch across, and my eyes are not what they once were, so I will believe what they say without checking. I have a little doubt about the specific names, since mine is so much much brighter and more colourful than the one shown in IOSPE, but these things do vary , and I since it is not often grown or shown, maybe Jay didn't have anything better to choose from. It is in the same big grouping as cattleyas , believe it or not , but likes my present conditions which are too cool for most cattleyas, and indeed flourishes better than when I was growing warmer.

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    You should submit your images to IOSPE.

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    Very nice, Georff. How tall does it become? I'm receiving this species in two months, so I was looking for some culture info.

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    Looks nice. Not seen this genus before. thanks for sharing picture and details

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    You should submit your images to IOSPE.
    I have done that in the past, and had no reply nor were my images used, even though, in some cases, the ones he was using were awful and atypical for the species.
    I came to the conclusion that images from outside North America were automatically rejected, for fear of malware etc. so now I don't try

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    The page does now say that it encourages/seeks submissions.

    It takes a while for Jay to get it done as he isn't supporting himself from IOSPE resources. I would give it another shot. It only costs a few electrons and a couple of minutes of time. I have other shots pending.

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    I'll give it a try, then.

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    Part of Cattleya group?. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty and interesting.

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    I adore grassy foliage (gracilis is a reference to this fact) and I LOVE bright yellow flowers. Seems like a lovely plant, and great photos. I haven't checked IOSPE, but the thing to keep in mind with that is ... I see many photos of flowers/plants that were taken in-situ or taken from jungle collected plants. Even when it comes to species, the plants in cultivation are generally carefully selected and often times line bred to improve flower quality, so it's fairly typical that cultivated species will be better quality (brighter colors, bigger flowers, better shape, etc) than wild plants.

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